Thursday, April 17, 2014

Solar Lights


I suspect a pack-rat has been visiting my porch every night and eating up my plants. In order to deter the creature I made some of those solar lights I've been seeing all over Pinterest. I didn't do ANYTHING other that take apart the lights and pop them in a small Mason Jar.

Solar light before

 Jar + top of solar light (no tools required)


 AND I think it is keeping the packrat away!! I have lost 6+ buds and now LOOK... Flowers on the way!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

In Bloom


This is one of the few cacti on my porch that is NOT being gobbled up by some awful creature (my guess is a packrat) :-(

Sunday, April 6, 2014


Remember this find from last week? It's been upgraded (read-on)!


First I pulled off the ugly pink vinyl fabric. Underneath it was more pink. This time a pink velour type fabric, which I am assuming to be the original. I also found some labels.


From what little I could find online. My piece is a reproduction piece from the mid 1950's. It hails from Michigan (like most of my family!).


I don't know what this label is from. Maybe the people who ordered it? Reupholstered it? Anyway, I'm guessing this chair was in Illinois at some point in it's life. I couldn't seem to find an information on the name.

I purchased my very first "power tool" and got to work. I didn't want to deal with taking the original fabric off and replacing the pad, since both were in great condition... and I wanted this to be a quick project. So I put my fabric over it. Luckily it was fabric I had in hand (remember this project?).



It is not perfect, but it works for now. The chair itself has some scratches and dings that I want to take care of later....